Physical Education Courses (P ED)
101M Personal Wellness. (2)
Provides the student with the knowledge, skills, and values to develop a basic personal fitness/wellness program that can be maintained for life. Two hours lecture, one hour laboratory. (General Studies Requirement) (F, S)
110 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education. (1)
Should be taken by majors at the beginning of their physical education coursework. Emphasis on understanding the profession and relevant issues in physical education, introduction to current literature and events, collaborative learning strategies, and the framework for portfolio development in the physical education program. (F, S)
117 Team Sports. (3)
Consideration will be given to acquiring the basic knowledge, skills, strategy, and safety procedures necessary to participate in and teach beginning field hockey, softball, soccer, flag football, basketball, team handball, volleyball, and track and field, as well as others that may be added at the instructor’s discretion. (F, S)
118 Individual Sports and Physical Activities. (3)
Consideration will be given to acquiring the basic knowledge, skills, strategy, and safety procedures necessary to participate in and teach beginning golf, archery, bowling, badminton, racquetball, tennis, weight training, skiing, jogging/walking, in-line skating, hiking, biking, and other outdoor athletic pursuits. (F, S)
202 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport. (3)
A study of the history and philosophy of physical education and sport and their relationship to current trends in the field, and the psychological and sociological implications of physical education and sport. (S)
207 Anatomy and Physiology. (3)
BIOL 101 and 102 recommended.
An introduction to knowledge of the normal development, structure, and function of man. (F)
225 Physical Education Workshops. (1-3)
Coursework of current interest in the area of physical education, health, and athletic training will be offered occasionally according to University guidelines as the Department of Human Performance so chooses. Topics of study will be indicated on student’s transcript. Repeatable up to three times for a maximum of 9 credits.
240 Gymnastics, Rhythms and Aquatics. (3)
Prerequisites: P ED 110, and possess swim skills of prone and supine float with ability to enter deep water comfortably.
This course will explore basic movement as it relates to travel, balance, and rotation in the air, on land, and in water. Emphasis will be placed on safety and appropriate activities for Pre K-Adult students.
306 Administration in Physical Education and Sport. (2)
Prerequisite: P ED 202
A study of administrative procedures and techniques involved in planning and conducting programs associated with schools, sports facilities, and the athletic training environment. (F)
307 Assessment in Health and Physical Education. (3)
Consideration is given to the nature and use of measurements and evaluations in the fields of health and physical education programs. Included is alternative assessment techniques in Pre K-Adult programs as exemplified in the National Standards. (S)
314 Applied Physiology. (3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 101-102, P ED 207.
The study of the effects of physical activity on the human body and its various organic systems. (F)
315 Kinesiology. (3)
Prerequisite: BIOL 101-102, P ED 207
Considers principles of the mechanics of body movement in relation to anatomical structure, body development, and muscular efficiency. (S)
320 Coaching Techniques. (1)
Using the American Sports Education Program, participants will receive formal instruction in the areas of sport science, sport first aid, drugs and sports. Provides the individual the opportunity to receive coaching certification by meeting national testing standards required by West Virginia legislation and the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission, governing body for high school athletics in the state. (S)
329 Motor Learning/Development. (2)
Examines the cognitive and neurophysiological processes underlying motor skill acquisition and performance; emphasis is on the application of this knowledge to the process of teaching motor skills. (F)
400 Physical Education Pedagogy. (2)
Prerequisite: EDUC 305.
Emphasis will be on pedagogical teaching skills to be used in the Pre K-Adult curricula, emphasizing the teaching process. (F)
401 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. (3)
Prerequisite: EDUC 305, EDUC 301
For elementary education majors (not physical education majors). Emphasizes the teaching process of physical education and the content appropriate for elementary children’s physical education. A school-based field experience of approximately 15 hours is included.
402 Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary Physical Education. (3)
Prerequisites: EDUC 305, P ED 400.
For physical education majors. Incorporates the pedagogical skills learned in P ED 400 with content development for a successful physical education program for PreK–5 grade children. Emphasis will also be on incorporating the National Standards and the WV Physical Education Content Standards into the curriculum, and on program planning. Includes a school-based field experience of approximately 15 hours. (S)
403 Curriculum and Instruction for Middle and Adolescent Physical Education. (3)
Prerequisites: EDUC 305, P ED 400.
Emphasis is placed upon program planning procedures and teaching strategies for physical education 5-9 and 9-Adult programs. (S)
407 Adapted Physical Education. (3)
Prerequisite: EDUC 305, P ED 202.
A study of the prevalent disabilities in children and youth and methods of adapting the physical education program to meet the needs of each individual. Recommended for students enrolled in Special Education and/or Physical Education. (S)
450 Directed Studies in Health and Physical Education. (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Investigation of in-depth special topics in health and physical education. (F, S)
465 Field Instruction/Internship
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their coursework in their interdisciplinary area. Senior status required.
Provides students with opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, theories, and techniques with procedures from the class work applied to field situations. Must be approved by faculty supervisor. (Limited class size.)
Classes are held in the Leslie and Ruby Webb Carter Center.
For information contact: Dr. David Campbell - 304.384.5331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Conner, Program Secretary - 304.384.5347